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Mackensen
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Battleship | Germany | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
Derfflinger
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Prinz Heinrich
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General
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Purchase priceCredits
Hit Points52,300 
Main Battery
350 mm/45 SK C/14 on a Drh LC/1914 mount4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.22 shots/min.
Reload Time27 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range15.06 km.
Maximum Dispersion187 m.
HE Shell350 mm Spr.Gr. L/4.2 Bdz 
Maximum HE Shell Damage4,000 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell27 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity815 m./s.
HE Shell Weight600 kg.
AP Shell350 mm P.Spr.Gr. L/3.6 
Maximum AP Shell Damage10,500 
Initial AP Shell Velocity815 m./s.
AP Shell Weight600 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
150 mm/45 SK L/45 on an MPL C/06 mount14 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range5.6 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time8.57 sec.
HE Shell150 mm HE K Gr 18 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity835 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell10 %
Secondary Armament #2
88 mm/45 Flak on an MPL C/13 mount8 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range5.6 km.
Rate of Fire16.67 shots/min.
Reload Time3.6 sec.
HE Shell88 mm Spr.Gr. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,000 
Initial HE Shell Velocity890 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
88 mm/45 Flak on an MPL C/13 mount8 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second13.6 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
7.92 mm MG 08 machine gun20 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second34 
. . . Firing Range0.99 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed28 knot
Turning Circle Radius780 m.
Rudder Shift Time14 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range13.22 km.
Air Detectability Range10.28 km.
Battle Levels
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Mackensen — German Tier VI battleship.

Battlecruisers that were being built during World War I. Their main advantage compared to their predecessors was enhanced firepower achieved through shifting to 350 mm main battery guns.

Mackensen was first released in Early Access with Update 0.10.9.

Modules

Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
350 mm/45 SK C/14 on a Drh LC/1914 mount2.2301874,0002710,500 0350,000
Hull Hit Points
(HP)
Armor
(mm)
Armor
(mm)
Main Turrets
(pcs.)
Secondary Gun Turrets
(pcs.)
AA Mounts
(pcs.)
Torpedo Tubes
(pcs.)
Hangar Capacity
(pcs.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mackensen52,3006300414/820/80 0525,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
FKS Typ 6 Mod. 1015.1 0350,000
FKS Typ 6 Mod. 21016.6 10,000700,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 90,000 hp28 0350,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Airstrike Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.

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Pros:

  • Good main battery reload speed
  • Uses large cruiser dispersion
  • potent secondaries for tier with improved range, rate of fire and dispersion
  • One of the fastest Tier VI battleships
  • Lowest detection of all Tier VI battleships
  • Uses the Fast Damage Control Team (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.) with a shorter cooldown
  • Has access to the Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.) consumable
  • Aft turret can rotate 360 degrees

Cons:

  • Average health pool and weaker armor
  • Most of her AA defenses are short range
  • Below average AA DPS and only one flak cloud per salvo
  • Large turning circle with average rudder shift
  • One of the highest air detection ranges of Tier VI battleships
  • Limited charges of her Fast Damage Control Team (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.)

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Mackensen is as follows:

  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to FKS Typ 6 Mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.


Tier VII battlecruiser Prinz Heinrich is researched directly off the stock (A) hull. While the extra range of the upgraded fire control system can be helpful when bottom tier, her stock range is still sufficient for most same and top tier battles.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Mackensen are as follows:


To get the most out of Mackensen’s secondaries, Secondary Battery Modification 1 (Extends firing range and increases firing accuracy of the secondary battery: +20% secondary battery firing range. / -20% secondary battery dispersion.) is recommended. Players that wish to further improve her main battery performance should select Aiming Systems Modification 1 (Increases the firing accuracy of the main battery and secondary battery, accelerates the traverse speed of torpedo tubes, and extends the firing range of the secondary battery: -7% main battery dispersion. / +20% torpedo tubes traverse speed. / +5% secondary battery firing range. / -5% secondary battery dispersion.) instead.

For players with excess coal stockpiles, the Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 (Increases the action time of the Hydroacoustic Search and Short-Range Hydroacoustic Search consumables.: +20% action time.) in Slot 2 is available to further boost Mackensen’s hydro duration. But for those short on coal, it’s recommended to save that upgrade for the higher tiers.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Mackensen can equip the following consumables:


Players should note that Mackensen’s Hydroacoustic Search consumable is the version found on VI Nurnberg rather than the version found on higher tier battleships like VIII Bismarck.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectibility range. Type 5 is preferred to reduce the dispersion of incoming shells as well.
Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Mackensen with Type 16 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

Ship Change Log


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